Tom Gibson, publisher and editor of Progressive Engineer magazine and president of Tom Gibson, P.E. Green Building Engineer, has had two articles published in the April 2014 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine. One, entitled “Technology for Organic Gardeners,” talks about the technical nuances of aerated-static-pile composting systems. This is a relatively new concept in composting that involves using pipes buried under compost windrows and connected to blowers to facilitate the process by supplying oxygen and removing heat and moisture.
In “Engineers in the Distance,” Gibson discusses online engineering education programs. It points out that many schools offer graduate distance engineering programs, but only the University of North Dakota offers undergraduate Bachelor’s degree programs in the traditional disciplines.
Both articles can be seen in the print version of Mechanical Engineering, and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) members can view them online.